Before Kickstarter and the like, you used to have to raise money for your crazy business plan by convincing investors you wouldn’t take their money and run. The Brooklyn Public Library is giving you a chance to learn ye olde business strategies, while also getting $15,000 to get your own business off the ground. And it’s worked for folks so far: previous winners include Bogata Latin Bistro, Brooklyn Creative League, Common Grounds and Greenlight Bookstore. Between now and September, you can enter the library’s PowerUP! Business Plan competition, which involves getting classes on creating business plans, marketing financial projections and doing research, while also connecting to business counselors. They’re offering cash prizes for second, third and fourth place too. Get all the deets here.
The MTA frequently reminds you through official signs that a crowded train is not an excuse for unwanted sexual contact. While most commuters heed the message, it seems not to have gotten through to the Republican candidate for president, who is responsible for bringing a conversation about “is groping cool or nah” into the race for […]
Yes, having a bodega cat is not technically “legal,” but it’s not “legal” in the way that drinking wine in the park or bringing your dog into a bar isn’t legal, which is to say it’s an accepted form of New York life that no one minds so long as you don’t make a big […]
If this election is severely stressing you out, the solution isn’t to avoid the ballot box. It’s just to de-stress the way you always do: with beer, or a massage, or in this case, acupuncture. This Sunday, Oct. 30, there’s a donation-based acupuncture clinic “for politically induced anxiety, rage, insomnia, fear and trauma.” It’s being held […]